NCTC, MobiTV Deal to Test Consumer Appetite for App Based Pay-TV

1
A new NCTC, MobiTV deal, announced today, will help shape an ongoing debate about the future of pay-TV. Is that future based on a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) app model, or will customers continue to opt for the status-quo operator provided set-top-box (STB) scenario? The National Cable...Learn More

Report: iPhone Users Like Video More, Mobile Video Streaming Now Nearly 80% of Smartphone Data

+
A new research report from The NPD Group shows that 57 percent of all smartphone users use an app at least once a month to access video content. Accessing that video app contributes to mobile video streaming as the dominant form of smartphone data NPD’s...Learn More

Consolidated CCI All Access App Supports 100 TV Everywhere Channels and OTT Content

+
Consolidated Communications has launched a new TV app, dubbed CCI All Access, to support the company’s TV Everywhere offering. The CCI All Access app lets Consolidated Digital TV subscribers watch content on Apple and Android devices. The app is free for Consolidated Digital TV subscribers...Learn More

FirstNet Apps Ecosystem is Key to Future Success and is Being Built on Three Pillars

+
Applications will be key to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and the FirsNet Apps ecosystem is being built on three pillars. They include: developing a rich set of applications for public safety, ensuring that the applications developed for the network enhance public safety and...Learn More

App Economy Job Creation Report: 110,00 New Jobs in Two Years

+
Some 110,000 new software application development jobs were created across the App Economy ecosystem in the U.S. from May 2014 through May 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and reported in a new app economy job creation study from ACT – The App...Learn More

Comcast Business Enhances Voice Solutions Portfolio for Enterprises and SMBs

+
March 27, 2017 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced that it will demonstrate a range of enhancements to its comprehensive voice solutions portfolio at the Enterprise Connect show from March 27-30 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida (booth # 1213). These offerings are...Learn More

Snapchat Effect? Apple Clips App Lets Users Create and Share Sophisticated Photo and Video Creations

+
Apple has introduced Clips, a mobile app designed to make it easier for users to combine video clips, photos and for the first time, voice-produced animated titles to produce their own video shorts and share them on social media networks. The Apple Clips app supports...Learn More

My Fios App Ties to Facebook Messenger, Diagnoses Wi-Fi Performance

+
Verizon introduced a new, redesigned My Fios App Jan. 17, one that makes use of Facebook Messenger as a customer service and engagement tool and enables customers to further and more easily improve their home Wi-Fi network performance, according to a news release. Now available...Learn More

Illinois CLEC/ILEC Transitions to New IPTV Middleware Vendor

+
January 5, 2017 — Grafton/Jerseyville IL – Citing their existing relationship and a need to stay ahead of their competitors with new features, Grafton Technologies has switched their IPTV middleware to the Innovative Systems APMAX solution. Kevin Hamilton VP of Technology for Grafton Technologies, the...Learn More

Volvo Brings In-Vehicle UC, First to Incorporate Skype for Business in Cars

+
Volvo Cars announced last week it will put Skype for Business in cars — specifically the Volvo 90 Series line. The announcement marks the first instance of an automaker announcing commercial introduction of an in-car productivity tool, according to a news release. The app will...Learn More

Sprint Becomes First U.S. Partner of Pokémon GO

+
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 07, 2016 – Sprint (NYSE:S) and Niantic Inc., publisher and developer of Pokémon GO in partnership with The Pokémon Company International, are collaborating to create a special Pokémon GO experience in more than 10,500 Sprint, Boost Mobile and Sprint...Learn More

Flurry: Communitainment Fuels 38.5 Percent Rise in Mobile App Usage

+
The average amount of time U.S. mobile device users spend engaged with mobile app content rose another 38.5 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to Yahoo’s Flurry market research unit. That follows a 108 percent increase between 2014 and 2015. Researchers attribute this rise, in...Learn More

Don’t Miss Any of Our Content

What’s happening with broadband and why is it important? Find out by subscribing to Telecompetitor’s newsletter today.

You have Successfully Subscribed!